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Minister’s cavalcade stranded in stone-pelting at Bandipora
Day 106: Violent clashes, protests, strike paralyse normal life in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Oct 22: Normal life continued to remain paralysed across the Valley for the 106th consecutive day today in view of the separatist sponsored general strike. Protests and clashes occurred in some areas. Police said that there was no curfew in any part of the Valley, however, deployment of security forces was made at a number of places as a precautionary measure. Shops, other business establishments, schools and colleges remained shut th...
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Regional peace to benefit J&K: Farooq
POONCH, Oct 22: Saying that the brunt of border hostilities, especially during difficult times of shelling, was being faced by the people of forward areas in Jammu and Kashmir alone, National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah Saturday reiterated the crucial importance of Indo-Pak dialogue for peace and good neighbourly relations. “Thaw in Indo-Pak relations will benefit people of this sensitive state the most,” Farooq said while addressin...
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India, Pak not on brink of war: Omar
'Only few TV channels want Indo-Pak war'
SRINAGAR, Oct 22: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said he doesn’t see any imminent war looming between India and Pakistan despite the heightened tensions along the LoC. According to reports, Omar said he believed the two countries are a “lot more careful” about the prospect of war than some of the news channels would like them to be. “I don’t believe we are,” Abdullah said when asked whether India and Pakistan are a...
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With no let up in border firing, shelling, villagers migrate in Hiranagar
JAMMU, Oct 22: With no let up in cross border firing, Pakistani Rangers overnight pounded border hamlets and Border out Posts (BoPs) with mortar shells and opened fire from automatic weapons in R S Pura sector of Jammu district and Hiranagar sector of Kathua district. Though there were no human causalities in the shelling and firing yet four cattle were killed and two injured while some structures were damaged in two villages of RS Pura sector, ...
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NC demand reinstatement of dismissed employees
EJAC leaders arrested during meeting
SRINAGAR, Oct 22: Police today disrupted a meeting of Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) here today and arrested its leaders. Reports said the meeting was convened to chalk out strategy after the dismissal of service of 12 government employees for taking part in the protests. EJAC had taken a tough stand and strongly condemned the government action against employees. Today when EJAC leaders were busy in the meeting, police raided the venu...
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After protests at Maisuma, Yasin hospitalized
SRINAGAR, Oct 22: Following protest at Maisuma, JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik, was this evening admitted in SKIMS Soura for treatment. Malik has been kept in ICU, where his condition is stated to be stable. Earlier, he was taken from Central Jail to Khyber private hospital for medical check up and tests. But doctors referred him to SKIMS for further treatment. The JKLF chairman has developed infection in an arm and has been advised surgery...
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Elder son arrested
Authorities foil Geelani’s address to nation
SRINAGAR, Oct 22: The authorities today foiled the attempts of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) to address the nation by keeping his house out of bounds for the people. His family members too were not allowed to meet him. Reports said the road leading to the residence at Rehmat Abad Hyderpora from Airport Road was sealed with barbed wires. Security forces vehicles and men in uniform were deployed there and no one was al...
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PIPFPD to launch “No to war” campaign
JAMMU, Oct 22: Pakistan-India Peoples’ Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD) has decided to launch a “No to war” campaign. The decision was taken in its national committee meeting held in Jammu today. “In the prevailing tense scenario between India and Pakistan, the campaign is the need of the hour. It is necessary to neutralise pro-war jingoism generated by hawkish ruling parties on both sides,” said PIPFPD statement issued after the meeting....
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Award of contract for 93 MW New Ganderbal Hydropower Project referred to cabinet
Mehbooba for expediting execution of power projects in state sector
SRINAGAR, Oct 22: The 72nd meeting of the board of directors of Jammu and Kashmir state power development corporation (JKSPDC) was held at the Civil Secretariat today under the chairpersonship of chief minister Mehbooba Mufti. In his presentation, MD JKPDC informed the board about various ongoing projects of the corporation and the future roadmap for augmenting power generation in the state. The Corporation is presently looking after 23 hydropo...
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Rajnath to flag Pak-sponsored terrorism in J&K with Bahrain
NEW DELHI, Oct 22: Pakistan-sponsored cross border terrorism will be highlighted before the top leadership of Bahrain by Home Minister Rajnath Singh during his three-day visit to the Gulf kingdom beginning tomorrow during which both sides will discuss on how to enhance anti-terror cooperation. Singh will meet Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and Interior Minister Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa ...
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Mobile phones banned from Cabinet meetings
NEW DELHI, Oct 22 (Agencies): In a move aimed at checking any possibility of leakage of information through hacking of communication devices, Union Ministers have been asked not to carry mobile phones in cabinet meetings. The Cabinet Secretariat has recently issued a directive to private secretaries of the concerned ministers in this regard. “It has been decided that smartphones/mobile phones will henceforth not be permitted inside the meeting...
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Javid's wish to get his 2 sisters married remained unfulfilled
SRINAGAR, Oct 22: Javid Ahmad Najar of Aripathan Beerwah had planned to get his two sisters married but never returned after he left his home on the morning of August 16. His sister, Hafeeza Bano, said that Najar was the sole bread earner for their family. “One brother Mushtaq Ahmad lives separately after marriage. Javaid bhai told my elder brother that he would take care of two sisters and would get them married” she said. Owning a joinery m...
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PIL on conservation of Dal Lake
LAWDA demolishes another structure
SRINAGAR, Oct 22: The Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) today demolished another structure that was raised ‘illegally’ in contravention to the orders passed by the High Court. Sources in the enforcement wing of LAWDA said that the structure was demolished in Chandpora in Harwan area. “The demolition drive will continue as there are strict orders from the Honb’le High Court to remove all encroachments,” a senior officer in LAWD...
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Govt places 9 Sr Stenographers as Pvt Secys
JAMMU, Oct 22: The state government today accorded sanction to the placement of nine senior stenographers as Private Secretaries. According to an order issued by General Administration Department (GAD) Renu Munshi, Baby Shabnum, Mehraj Din Bhat, Sanjay Kumar, Rajinder Gupta, Sunil Sharma, Mohammad Ayoub Sofi, Suheel Yousuf Khan and Latif Ahmad have been placed as Private Secretaries. The order said that the officers will continue to work at th...
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Cartoon Corner
Blankets distributed among Bal-Ashram inmates
JAMMU, Oct 21: The members of Child Care Society (CCS), today distributed 35 blankets among inmates of Bal Niketan Ashram Amphalla. After knowing about the lost of winter items, CCS Chairman Karandeep Singh (Lucky) visited the Bal Niketan Ashram Amphalla and fulfilled the demands of the inmates who have few days back in a tragic incident have lost winter items like blanket, quilts (specially blankets). Keeping in view of earlier committed wi...
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Allotment of constable posts as per guidelines: Police
SRINAGAR, Oct 21: The Jammu & Kashmir Police Friday said the allotment of constable posts for various districts of the State in recently announced recruitment drive has been done as per the guidelines. “While granting sanction for raising of 5 IR battalions in the State, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs vide letter No.16011/10/2011-PF.IV dated 10-02-2016 has communicated that the recruitment in these battalions shall be carried out on the ba...
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> Termination of Govt Employees Authoritarian and Undemocratic: CPI (M)
> Decision is unilateral, inhuman, arbitrary: PDF
Building walls in a global village
By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
55 years ago, at the height of the Cold War period, the mutual insecurities and hostilities between the two super powers, Soviet Union and United States of America the impenetrable Berlin War which barred any people to people exchange between East and West Germany was erected. It took thirty years for both these countries to unite and tear down the wall that was an ugly symbol of the Cold War and hatred. The demolition of the wall was necessitat...
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Empower women to give peace a chance
By Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Each day in the city of Kunduz in northern Afghanistan, a radio station runs programmes that educate women about their rights. The station was founded by the women's human rights defender Zarghona Hassan and addresses subjects like domestic violence, child marriage and reproductive health. The radio programmes reach thousands of listeners. They have made a significant impact on women's lives, encouraging them to participate in political and publ...
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> Educating' our children..! - By Robert Clements
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Brahminical surgical strikes against Dalits
By Hakim Singh
At the current juncture in Indian polity, nationalism no longer remains a contested subject. In fact, it has been created as a monolith pandering to dominant interests. People belonging to dominant interests are miniscule minority in the country but their media-magnified influence is beyond measurement. With media and nation following Unitarian ideology, there is a race between different stakeholders as to who is a bigger nationalist. These domi...
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> A tale of two cities - By Gwynne Dyer
> No longer unifying force - By Oishee Mukherjee
> Goa summit gives a tremendous push to India's energy security - By Nitya Chakraborty
Trade-margins on medicines
Dear Editor, It is beyond understanding how and why National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) under Union Ministry of Chemicals allowed drug-companies to loot the customers when prices of some medicines have remained less than half in just four months with downward price-revision having been done two times till now. ‘Amaryl 1 mg’ having manufacturing date December 2015 had Maximum Retail Price (MRP) printed as rupees 132.08 per strip of ...
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Country's first Railway University to be set up in Vadodara: PM
VADODARA, Oct 22 (Agencies): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the new integrated airport terminal here, which is now the country's second green airport after Kochi, and said such projects will encourage people to take up environment-friendly constructions. Modi, who visited the city for the first time after becoming Prime Minister, said the airport will add another bright spot to the city. "I am happy that after the formation of ...
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America's relationship with India very strong and diverse: US
Washington, Oct 22 (Agencies): America's relationship with India is very strong and diverse, the US on Saturday said even as it welcomed the recently concluded BRICS summit. The Obama Administration is approaching with its bilateral relationship with India "which is very strong and diverse," State Department spokesperson John Kirby told reporters at his daily news conference. "We had terrific discussions with India down in Kigali, and we got a...
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J&K tail steers team to competitive score
MUMBAI, Oct 21: The tail of Jammu and Kashmir helped the team post a competitive first innings score of 334 on the second day of the four-day Ranji Trophy Group C match against Andhra here today. In reply, Andhra started off well with a brisk 41-run first wicket stand before they lost the wickets of openers K S Bharat for 31 and D B Prashanth Kumar for 24 to end the day at 72 for two, 262 runs behind their rivals’ first innings total at the Bra...
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Govt assures prompt action on ATM card data breach
NEW DELHI, Oct 21 (Agencies): With over 32 lakh debit cards compromised in India's largest banking security breach, the government today went into damage control mode, assuring customers that there is no cause for alarm and prompt action will be taken. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley asked RBI and banks to submit a report on the issue. According to the National Payments Corporation of India, as many as 641 customers across 19 banks have been dup...
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